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RATINGS: 2389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A delicious, dark-colored, medium-bodied ale made with roasted malted barley. It has a creamy head and a very rich, yet smooth, malty flavor.
Bittering Hops: Nugget
Beginning Gravity: 14.5 Plato
Finishing Hops: Willamette
Ending Gravity: 3.5 Plato
Malts: Two-row Barley Malt, Caramel Malt, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt, Dextrin Malt


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Bit lighter than I prefer porters. Has the roasted malt flavor that they need, but a bit too much hop for a porter i think. I do like the taste, look, and smell of this beer a fair amount though so it pulls a decent rating for those attributes.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 5, 2005
dark sweet malty aroma. dark brown with creamy head. chocolate roast flavor. medium body. good hop aftertaste. some bitterness. nicely done.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
Hardly any head on a very dark black body. Smells and tastes like a real porter. Roasted coffee and a bit of chocolate and liquorice in the taste. Very filling, good for dark meat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Dark dark black with some red in the edges. Roasted coffee chocolate taste with some bitterness in there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15253) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 Bottle. Sweet, fruity aroma. Hint of liquorice. Slightly cloudy black colour. Roasted, creamy flavour. Creamy mouthfeel. 7 3 7 4 14

Cask at GBBF08. Roasted and slightly hoppy aroma. Clear very dark brown colour. Small stable frothy tan head. Good roasted flavour, mild bread notes. Just enough body to match the malt. Very well-balanced. 7 3 8 3 17

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 Slightly reddish body, nice head. Smells is kinda sweet, with heavily roasted coffee and an acidic smell. Very full creamy mouthfeel. Tastes roast and malty, with a bitter finish. Nutty and spicy as well. Very good porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2005
Pours like a coke cola. Black with a quickly receding tan head. Lively palate. Smooth, medium bitter finish. Definitely a roasty nose. The malts really cut through in a good way, but they don’t overwhelm the hops. Very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2005 Very dark porter with a nice tan head. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate, and hops. Flavor is good, and not overpowering in any direction. Notes of chocolate, roasty coffee and chicory, and some hoppy bitterness, all well balanced. Not awesome like Anchor Porter, but good and satisfying, not too sweet, and not too dry. An enjoyable brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2005
Black like tar, with only slight redness. The head is dark as well. The aroma is dank, pleasantly mold, sweetish, and slightly burnt. The taste is burnt crepe, coffee. A very neutral, not too sweet, not too sour, with a lingering smoky afteraste. A bit thin for a porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2005
Dark black beer with a thick tan head. Aroma of caramel, coffee, and a bit of chocolate. Light anise aroma. Flavour is well balanced, some sweet malt, toasted malt, chicory. Fairly dry finish. Okay, but not great.


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